Monument Known For Tragedy Will Get A New Lifesaving Feature

December 29, 2014 4:50 PM

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Earlier this year, a startling statistic emerged: People jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge in 2013 at a rate of almost once a week. Now, officials have approved a final safety net design that activists hope will inspire similar efforts at suicide destinations around the world.

The $76 million suicide barrier design was approved Friday by the Golden Gate Bridge District, whose board green-lit funding for the project in June. The barrier will consist of a stainless steel cable net extending 20 feet downward and outward from the side of the bridge. The project, which comes a...

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